Jul 24, 2011 12:30pm PDT
yields the balance of his time to the gentleman from npr -- gentlewoman from npr. [laughter] >> i think mr. shields is right. you need the democrats to get a deal in the senate. there are 80 republicans in the house who say they will not sign anything that has any tax in eight. the democrats -- you really have to have a combination of taxes and cuts in order to get it passed either body and you have to move to the floor and pass a filibuster in the senate. >>, cut, cap and balance -- tea party folks love the idea of a constitutional amendment at what point does reality come to these people, because we know it is not going to happen? >> i love how you objectively pose the question. this is a fair and balanced program -- >> we do our best. we don't have the resources of were rupert murdoch -- -- [laughter] >> i think if this were a less heated environment, cutting and capping is a good idea. the budget and then it is a problem. i have a problem with it. -- the balanced budget amendment is a problem. i have a problem with it. but joe biden, who is a democrat, supported one in the 1990's.
Jul 24, 2011 9:00am EDT
of this time to the gentleman from antioch -- to the gentlewoman from npr. >> mr. shields is right. you have to have democrats to get a deal in the senate. there are 80 rublicans in the house who say they will not sign anything that has any tax increaeases. the democrats can always filibuster ideal -- filibuster a bad deal in the senate. you have to have a combination of tax increases and cuts to get it to pass either body, and you have to get it t to the floor, and in the housend you have to filibuster and the senate. >> house republicans say a bank at a solution, cut, cap and balance. at what point doeses a reality and rear its ugly head with these people, because it ain't gonna happen? >> i love the way you pe an object of a question, implying the insanity of a republican proposal that passedd the house. i want to remind viewers that this is a fair and balanced program. >> we do our best. we don't have the resources of rupert murdoch and fox news -- [laughter]r] >> but on a shoestriing you introduced a helluva lot of bias. think that if this were a less heated environment, cutting is a go